Haydn: Die Schopfung [The Creation sung in German]

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Haydn: Die Schopfung [The Creation sung in German]
Simone Kermes, Dorothee Mields, Steve Daviislim / Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble / Thomas Hengelbrock

[ Deutsche Harmonia Mundi / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Friday 30 May 2008

"Thomas Hengelbrock directs a clear and unfussy reading. He has an excellent grasp of each of the different elements of the score, which he communicates extremely well to his forces and thence to the listener. His view of the work overall is integrated and forward moving. He is an outstanding accompanist, most notably in Gabriel's Part 2 aria already mentioned, where he allows his soloist considerable freedom, following her exceptionally well when she lingers yet at no time allowing things to drag....the reading as a whole is affectionate and convincing...This is a thoroughly recommendable recording of Haydn's astonishing masterpiece overall, with much of its freshness of character coming, I think, from the fact that so many young people are involved in it." MusicWeb